Easy two-ingredient Rum and Sprite Cocktail Recipe tastes amazing and is so easy to make. This lemon-lime soda cocktail tastes super refreshing on a hot day.
Rum and Sprite Cocktail Recipe
We normally use Rum in tropical alcoholic drinks but realized that it mixes great with Sprite. The lemon-lime flavor with the rich flavor of rum is fantastic.
The most popular rum cocktails include Daiquiri, Mai Tai, Pina Colada, raspberry mojito, Dark 'n Stormy, Jungle Bird, Dark Mojito, Coquito, the Painkiller, and of course Hot Buttered Rum.
Each of these cocktails tastes amazing and is a fantastic way to mix with Rum. We also wanted to share a simple two-ingredient rum cocktail for the nights you don't want to take the time to mix a multi-step cocktail.
This is a quick overview of the simple ingredients that you'll need to make an epic Rum & Sprite Cocktail! Specific measurements and step-by-step instructions are included in the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post.
Garnish - Lime Wedge/lime slice or lemon wedge depending on your preference. You can jazz it up and use any fresh fruit as a garnish. Float frozen raspberries in it for a fun twist.
Rum - We suggest using white rum, but you can change the flavor by using dark rum, flavored rum, or Spiced rum and Sprite.
Coconut rum and Sprite is amazing. You could also mix it with peach rum or any fruity type of rum.
Sprite - You can use regular Sprite, Sprite zero, or any variation and flavor of Sprite you enjoy.
Rocks Glass - Rocks glasses are also called lowball glasses or old-fashioned glasses, highball glass.
Bartending Spoon - The long handle on bartending spoons makes it really easy to stir the cocktails and not make a mess.
OXO angled jiggers - these are our go-to measuring tools for cocktails. They work perfectly for pouring in layers for cocktails.
Ice Cube maker - This ice cube maker produces the most amazing cubes of ice perfect for cocktails. It easily fits in the freezer, and you can make up to 3 trays of round ball ice at a time.
How to make a Rum and Sprite
I've included complete instructions in the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post, but here's a quick version.
Step 1 - Fill glass with ice cubes, pour in rum.
Step 2 - Top with Sprite and garnish with a lime wedge.
Optional - add a pinch of lime juice to the cocktail.
Preparation and Storage
Make Ahead – We do not suggest making this ahead of time. You don't want to lose the carbonation from the Sprite
Storage – This is a cocktail that is hard to store due to the carbonation in the Sprite.
Substitutions - Try making this great Sprite Cocktail with flavored Sprite including Sprite Cherry, Sprite Tropical Mix, or Sprite Lymonade. Add in a bit of lemon juice for additional citrus flavor. A little goes a long way.
Vegetarian Option - This recipe is vegetarian
Vegan Option – This recipe is vegan.
Gluten Free - This recipe should be gluten-free.
Alcohol Free Option/Mocktail –NA Non-Alcoholic Rum can be used for this recipe. There are some great zero proof rums on the market.
Smaller Serving Size – This recipe makes one cocktail, you can change the serving size in the recipe card below.
Larger Group/More servings –This recipe can easily be doubled or more for larger events. If you are serving this for a large event make sure it doesn't sit out for to long so you don't lose the carbonation of the Sprite.
We suggest making this in a pitcher so it is easy to serve at large events.
Sugar Free – Diet Sprite or Sprite Zero Sugar can be used to lower the calories and sugar
You can adjust the amount of rum in your cocktail based on taste and how strong you want the drink to be.
There is no need to use a cocktail shaker with Sprite. Shaking the Sprite will cause a bubbly mess.
Soda is a great mixer for cocktails. We love mixing with Coke, Pepsi, ginger beer, root beer, cream soda, and other flavors of soda pop.
This recipe is featured in our Spring Cocktails Collection.
Printable recipe card instructions are below.
Nutrition information, including calories, protein, calcium, carbohydrates, fiber, vitamin c, potassium, cholesterol, sodium, trans fat, monounsaturated fat, polyunsaturated fat, and more, will vary depending on the products used.
What to serve with
This easy refreshing cocktails pairs nicely with a variety of food/dishes. We love serving this with light and fresh recipes that enhance the citrus flavor of the Sprite.
When to serve
This fantastic 2 ingredient rum cocktail takes minutes to prepare and is perfect for serving at events and parties.
- Cocktail party
- After dinner drink
- Summer cocktail
- Summer barbecue
- Girls Night In
- Easter Drink
- Holiday Gathering (add a splash of cranberry juice for a festive twist)
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Rum and Sprite Cocktail Recipe
- 1-2 Ounce Rum
- 4-6 Ounce Sprite
- Lime Wedge Garnish
- Add ice to a rocks glass, pour in rum.
- Top with sprite, stir with a bartending spoon, and garnish with a lime wedge